Friday, September 29, 2017
In this one we have Dorothea and Thomas. In the previous books Dory has always come across as straightforward, levelheaded, and so absorbed into her music. In this book we see a more insecure side. Thomas is utterly devoted to Dory and she's too oblivious to realize why. Normally I get a kick out of oblivious characters but in this case Dory being oblivious is way to hurtful to Thomas and Thomas doesn't handle that well. The lack of communication gets annoying as well, how can you love someone if you don't trust them enough to talk to them about things like feelings and to confide in them about stuff so you are not assuming and doing what you think is right for the both of you but it's not.
Dory needs to get married before her father signs a contract for her to marry someone else. Dory has avoided marriage because she's always been told that once she does she will have to give up her music so when her father basically sells her to settle his debts Dory runs to the only person she can think of that wouldn't take away her music if they married, Thomas Wheel. Thomas has been in love with Dory since he first heard her play. He never pursued it because she was too high above him in status, he never thought he would have a chance. When Dory first asked he said no because of it but after seeing the way the man treated her he arranged it so they could run off and get married before the contract is signed. On the journey up to Scotland they agree that they can be friends in the marriage, and even though Dory is scared to death she's willing to be a wife in every sense. Thomas wants to make sure she knows she can change her mind at any moment. They get married and soon after there is a misunderstanding that leads to a series of misunderstanding that doesn't end until their friends intervene but that's only after Thomas' life is threatened by Dory's worthless father and the Lord who lost Dory as a bride.
Overall, least favorite book of the series. I hope Anthony gets his story next.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Over the millennia Dina has worn the armor of her mentor, Gideon, she has fought with his sword and been ridiculed for her link to him, but it hasn't stopped her from from doing her job. Especially now the gateways to hell, cruors, are opening more frequently and Dina has the ability to track where they are. It's not a Darkling or a Demoni Lord at the cruor it's Gideon who is there for the same reason she is to close the gateway. Dina is shocked but most of all angry, he has been alive this whole time and he never let her know and the fact that the UnHallowed even exist has been kept a secret from the lesser angels. Dina had to threaten the angel at the archives to look at the records.
Gideon and a few of the other UnHallowed stuck together they even adopted a halfling child. Gideon knows his where his path to redemption will led him and involving Dina is not part of his plan but the feelings they had for each other before the fall have become tenfold and Dina isn't going to allow him to sacrifice himself to close the cruor but in order to do that Dina has to do the unthinkable first.
Overall a great prequel, it has a good intro to each of the characters and to where the story may led in the future. I really enjoyed the story and love the characters.
by Jennifer Probst
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A Special Crossover Release with Laura Kaye’s Theirs to Take.
A New Book in Blasphemy Series:
Two Hot Fantasies. One Night at Blasphemy.
What’s your secret desire for one perfect night?
Welcome to the mysterious FANTA-C agency where everything, and anything goes…
One Masquerade Ball.
One Chance to Reveal Secret Desires.
One Fiery Encounter.
One Shot at Love.
Are you ready to reveal all?
A Man Who Knows What He Wants…
Leonardo Sinclair never expects to fall for the fierce yet vulnerable woman he meets at his friend’s masquerade party, or for her to disappear without a trace. When his cousins sign him up with the mysterious FANTA-C agency and he finds her back in his bed, this time Leo’s not about to let her go. But can he convince her she’s safe to reveal every hidden part of her soul before he loses her again?
A Woman Ready to Explore her Desires…
Scarlett Rose has never been tempted to explore her wilder side, but after years of being humiliated and emotionally abused by her ex, she’s finally ready to embrace her true self. Safely hidden behind a mask, she attends a ball held in the famous Blasphemy club and meets a man who not only embraces, but demands her complete surrender. Once the mask is stripped away, will she be brave enough to trust him? Or will fear of reliving the past keep her from a whole new future?
I love this series The Steele Brothers, all named after famous heartthrobs their Mom had crushes on and now you add their very delectable cousin, oh momma! There is one thing I want to do now read Laura Kaye's series now because Blasphemy sounds like fun. Mmmmmmmmm Leo. I tell ya if I were single I would look for a guy like Leo.
Leo has always been good with numbers and has an eye for catching card counters, he is a great guy to have on a casino's security team. Leo is done with the NAVY and with Atlantic City so his cousins set him up with a job in Las Vegas. But before he leaves he promised his buddies one night at their BDSM club Blasphemy. Scarlett Rose was trying to find balance with her life after her divorce, a verbally abusive marriage all because she was wanting something more from their love life and he didn't like it. But now out in the BDSM world she knows it's what she wants but she hasn't been able to find the right Dom to satisfy her needs. Que one Masquerade Ball.
Leo is absolutely astounded when he first meets Scarlett, and when she opens up as to why she wants what she wants he is more than willing to help her. But that one night opens door neither one of them was prepared for. Leo realizes she is the one he has been waiting for and he's willing to take this to something more than just one night. Scarlett on the other hand as emotionally freeing and satisfying as the night was needs to start over with her life away from all the memories of her marriage and the humiliation and rejection that she associates with it. Even though everything with Leo seems so perfect she needs the fresh start, so she leaves the next morning without a word.
Weeks down the line in Las Vegas Fanta-C once again works its magic. Leo's cousins set him up for it and he gets what he asks for Scarlett.
What I loved about this is how Jennifer Probst gets BDSM. Each of the books offers something different and this one has to be my new favorite. I love the way Leo broke Scarlett, I mean he did in a good way. Scarlett had loads of self confidence issues and walls she put up because of her dick of an ex-husband. What Leo did was break down that wall and helped her see her for herself and that she can be loved and be loved in this lifestyle and that there's nothing wrong with that. And Leo ohhh man, I licked him he's mine. Leo for me is perfect. Overall, I loved this one.
CATCH ME (Steele Brothers series, #1)
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PLAY ME (Steele Brothers series, #2)
DARE ME (Steele Brothers series, #3)
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BEG ME (Steele Brothers series, #4)
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Conner Douglas has to get married if he wants his inheritance or else it goes to the family's blood enemy the Campbells. His sister Anna died after childbirth and left stipulated in her will that her three brothers will be married in three months time or lose it all. Conner can think of only one woman he would want to tie himself to and that is his best friends little sister Theodora Cumberbatch-Snowe. Conner foolishly thinking Thea will quickly accept his proposal and be thankful for it takes his time getting to her. But when he arrives at the house he learns she ran off and eloped with a Squire. Conner not one to give up easily runs after her certain that once she learns he wants to marry her she'll change her mind.
Thea has been in love with Conner Douglas as long as she can remember but recently she has come to the conculsion that he will never settle down and stop privateering. She has decided she just wants a house, a home a can settle in and put down roots something she has not been able to do with he r diplomatic father constantly moving the family around. So when Lancelot Fox proposed and suggested they run off to Gretna Green to get married she accepts. She almost immediately starts having second thoughts. But then Conner shows up out of the blue and fully discloses why he wants to marry her she becomes even more resolved that she must marry Lance. Lance while a completely amiable young man is a little too susceptible to suggestion and lets Conner manipulate him. Conner plans to draw out the travel time to Scotland as long as possible to show just how ill suited Lance is for Thea. Along the way they pick up a companion for Thea in the form of a fragile Miss Jane Simmons and a talkative and very forward lady's maid Alice. But the more Conner tries to convince Thea that Lance is all wrong for her the more he falls in love with the woman she has grown up to be and the more resistant Thea becomes even though she still loves Conner. Things get more so complicated when Jane falls sick and the closest doctor would be the ship doctor Conner employes on his vessel, so they travel to Conner's home. Where Conner and Thea finally have it out and Conner realizes just how much he loves her.
Overall, such a fun read. I can't wait for the two other brother's stories.
Kit and Doyle are working together doing odd jobs and such for the Assembly and trying to avoid the loathsome fae known as Malcolm, who has been asking Kit to do a job one she has been delightfully refusing. Kit knows Malcolm is up to something what he says and does leads her to believe he might be working with her grandmother, so Kit decides to dig deeper. Something bad is about to happen and Kit can feel it, she gets called in to one of the few vampire masters she can tolerate and told a bit of news now she knows and she must warn all of Orlando or else. What precedes next is a bloodbath. The aftermath reveals that something from Kit's nightmares has been turned loose on Orlando. Kit is starting to remember things she would rather be left forgotten, and has to reveal more about her past to Damon; not without Damon kind of bullying it out of her. Top it all off with the sudden necessity the Vampires have for Jude, the sudden reappearance of her Aunt Rana, and Kit is forced to face something she just can't beat up and kill with a sword, her emotions.
Overall, this book is as emotional as it is violent and bloody, and I really got a kick out of it. Kit never really knows how to process her emotions so she gets mad at Damon and Damon get mad and the have sex and then talk and get mad and have sex and talk. I think Kit is finally realizing that if and when something happens the whole of the NH Orlando will be standing with her to face it.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Reece Gallagher has been working as a Detective in Chicago for the last ten years searching for a dream. He hates being away from his pack mates and his family especially his twin brother but he has had the same dream for as long as he can remember it's of a faceless woman with red hair who needs his help and she's in Chicago. Reece is on the verge of giving up he's already put in his notice to quit when he gets called on an assault and the woman, the victim, is the red head in his dreams.
Hannah Burdette has lived her life on the run, always prepared to leave at a moments notice and how to defend herself all because she's a half breed. Her Father raised her taught her to always hide who she is because if a full blooded wolf ever found her it could mean her death. When she turned eighteen he left and ever since Hannah has been on her own. Hannah never knew anything else never expected anything else so when she is attacked by a full blooded wolf she is prepared to leave and never look back but the cop assigned to her case isn't going to let her go alone. Reece convinces Hannah that she will be safe with his pack and they start to head out of Chicago and head to Virginia, and Reece's home. Hannah has a hard time accepting everything Reece is telling her because it is so different than what she is use to, and the sheer thought that they are mates is completely foreign to her. Hannah also is finding it difficult to accept the packs help for fear that something might happen to them because of her. Reece has the whole drive to convince her otherwise.
Overall, the suspense conflict with the full blooded psychopathic wolf ends too quickly for me, leaving the latter half of the book to deal with Hannah's internal conflict. Which is fine I love good internal conflict, but I love suspense even more. Other then that I really enjoyed this book.
Sadie and her family have always been special, they each have extraordinary abilities. They were being held against their will forces to do the bidding of a secret agency and experimented on. After they escaped they discovered they had more abilities than they knew. One of Sadie's new talents has been dreaming the future, and she has lately been dreaming of one man. She manipulates it so she can meet him but she doesn't realize until it's too late that he is part of the secret agency that kept her prisoner most of life and was responsible for the death of her sister.
Ethan Weiland was born into the Conclave and is destined to one day rule the whole organization, but ever since the death of his mother he's been having doubts. Even more so now members have been dying and his cousin is missing and now a mysterious woman is trying to blackmail him. When Sadie reveals who she is and Ethan looks into her claims he discovers she's telling the truth and everything he suspected about the Conclave was right, but he wants one thing from her in return she can dig through all the records and find out where her people (who were kidnapped in the last book) have been taken. In the meantime Sadie and Ethan deal with their strong attraction to each other and learn to trust each other.
Overall, much like the first book a lot happens and it's all very exciting and very intriguing. Sadie and Ethan are hot! I can't wait to see where Nina Croft takes us next.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Banned from Heaven. Escaped from Hell.
Gideon has one shot at redemption. Close the portal to Hell forever and return to Heaven, leaving behind millennia of darkness. Nothing means more than restoring his grace, until the one person he vowed never to see again places herself in his direct path. He has to resist her, but she is his Heaven—and his Hell.
Risking her life to shut Hell’s gateway, the last person Dina ever expected to encounter was the one she had lost forever. Duty, not desire, is what he instilled in her and what she will follow, regardless of how he makes her ache…Until the unthinkable happens and she must choose between honor, and the only love she will ever have.
Torn between what they want and cannot have, Gideon and Dina must decide whether to make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of humanity or let passion take them to where angels fear to tread.
About the Series
Only The Fallen
by Tmonique Stephens
Unhallowed # 0.5
September 21, 2017
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About Tmonique Stephens
I wrote my first novel about a reporter and a hockey player after the U.S. hockey team won gold in the 1980 Olympics. I love writing flawed characters who reflect the emotional baggage we all carry. I write complicated stories for complicated people. Paranormal romances and fantasy novels are my favorite genre. I’ll read anything about fairies, demons, or angels, but I also enjoy Stephen King and Preston and Childs.
I’m hooked on Lucifer, The Backlist, The Strain, Vikings, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and BlindSpot. I can’t get enough of these shows!
I was born in St. Thomas USVI, but grew up in The Bronx, New York one mile from Yankee Stadium. I love SyFy, the History channels, and Asian cuisine. But my heart and stomach longs for anything from the Caribbean.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Vol 3 Red Meat
DC Universe Rebirth
Issues: #14-16 and the lead stories from issues #17-21.
By Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
Art by: Khari Evans, John Timms, Various, Joseph Michael Linser, Amanda Conner
Story: Do you remember that door that Red Tool was supposed to seal after Harley and he had their little adventure down in the tunnels under the building? Well Giant bugs have brought the cocoon out into the light of day and what comes out isn’t pleasant. That’s where issues 14-16, Nether Regions, starts us off at. With the help of another underworld dweller Atlee and Power Girl they manage to subdue Zorcrom, well not as much as the rabid squirrel. Along with the megalomaniac who has decided that Power Girl will be his queen we also learn that the mayor’s aid has hired a bunch of cannibals to eat the homeless population (hence the name Red Meat), Harley Sin is out of Arkham and out for revenge, and in the distant possible future a young woman works her way to the top of the battle royal so she can go back in time to kill Harley Quinn. After the defeat of Zorcrom Harley is approached by the Chief of Police to look into the disappearing homeless problem only to be kidnapped herself, it’s a good thing she can talk to the dead and that she is completely insane. Red Tool revealed! WHAT!?!?
Review: Just keeps getting better, I loved the progression of the stories how they all were all set up and then fell one by one like dominos well except for Harley Sin’s her part isn’t done yet. These four story arcs fit well in with each other it’s an easy transition from one to the next. Harley has some real sane moments only to be followed up by batshit crazy. I love Red Tools part of the story. I think it's funny how Harley's hair changes length with each artist. Overall, this was a great one, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Greyson Storm is the leader of the Mercenaries, he kidnaps Maureen Storm to use as leverage against her brother Raze Storm into doing his bidding. Which is to take Vivienne Wellington from the Vanguard Territory and bring her to Grey. Grey is looking for someone and he believes Vinnie knows where he is hiding. All of this happened in Storm Falling, the beginning of this book, the first couple of chapters is from the POV of Moe, Maureen Storm, during the events of that book and how she doesn't give up trying to escape. Moe is attracted to Grey he's walking sex on stick, she also sees that he is a good leader and he makes sure innocents are sent down to Vanguard territory. One drunken night Grey and Moe give into the temptation.
Once Moe is with her brother Raze and the Vanguards, she starts to miss Grey, she also knows he can help her. She needs to find out if there are any viable seeds or green houses in the area. Grey promises to help her if she comes back, even if it's just a week. Raze and Jax won't let her go so easily even if she wants to. So Grey kidnaps her again. They work it out. One of my big issues is how stupidly stubborn Jax and Grey are I swear at one point I wanted to bang my head on my desk, oh wait I actually did. But it's funny because even Moe comments on how things should be run by the woman. Grey has a big moral dilemma, he knows he has fallen in love with Moe but the sociopath of a President has dangled the one thing Grey has been working for since this all started, vengeance. But with Moe in his life now can he risk her?
Overall, it was an enjoyable read despite some of the very aggravating asshole things that happen and as always, like with the other three books, I wish it was more like the prequel novella and more technical and sci-fi than romance. And of course I keep reading because I want to find out about Nora and Deacon!!!! It seems like they have a list of all the obstacles that they need to overcome but with every book they discover a new one and they overcome another one or two, but they didn't start really accomplishing shit until book three. Despite the hesitancy going into this book I did enjoy it, even if the Scorpius Syndrome gives men an excuse to act like alpha assholes.
The Dark Knight
The Master Race
By: Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello
Art: Frank Miller, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Brad Anderson, John Romita Jr., Alex Sinclair, Edwardo Risso, Trish Mulvihill,
Story: A lot happens, it’s just shy of 400 pages and has almost ten different characters it follows, each with their own section so yeah a lot happens. Three years after the events of Strikes Again Carrie is masquerading as Batman and proclaiming he’s dead. Superman is frozen sitting on a chair in the fortress. Wonder Woman is raising yet another offspring of Superman’s while their daughter Lara acts like a spoiled child. Green Lantern went back to his weird dimension place. The Flash is off running around and the Atom soon gets tricked by Lara and the tiny Kryptonians living in the tiny city of Kandor. And Batman is not dead just really, really old. Ray Palmer works on a way to use this tech to make the Kandorians back to normal size unfortunately the ones that worked with Palmer were part of a weird cult and as soon as they were normal size destroyed Kandor, messed with Palmers suit and make him microscopic, and then proceeded to take over the Earth because they think are gods compared to the lowly humans of Earth. The leader demands our unconditional surrender, Batman comes out with an astounding Go to Hell. They destroy Moscow, threaten Gotham, and think they can defeat the Wonder Woman and the other Amazons, ha! Lots of fighting a shocking appearance by Aquaman and Green Lantern gets his hand cut off. Like I said so much happens and a really good ending.
Review: Aside from it being the whole evil Kryptonian trying to take over the world story line I enjoyed it even though it reminded me of that episode of Supergirl and that one of Lois and Clark except darker, much darker and better because this one has Batman. I like Miller’s writing a whole heck of a lot more than his art. I love how dark it gets, and Carrie who goes from Robin to Catgirl, to Batgirl and ends with Batwoman. I love her character she has an unwavering loyalty and love for Batman and along with Superman she knows him best. The ending, no spoilers, but I loved how it ended. Oh my. The Green Lantern story was weird and I don't think it was all that necessary it just seemed like filler.
DC Universe Rebirth
Issues: ACTION COMICS #973-976 and SUPERMAN #18-19
By: Dan Jurgens, Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi, Paul Dini
Art by: Patrick Gleason, Jaime Mendoza, Mick Gray, Doug Mahnke, Doug Mahnke, Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert, Patrick Zircher, Christian Alamy, Trevor Scott, Ian Churchill
Story: There appears to be another Clark Kent, and of course it bugs Lois Lane she has no idea where this “dobbleclark” came from but she won’t rest until she discovers what. The DobbleClark finds out about Lois’ son and a man who looks like him. Next thing we know Jon Kent is disappears and the only suspect they have is the other Clark. Young Jon finds himself is a strange place he was put there by “Rubbletat” the funny guy his parents told him stories about, he was given that name because he could not pronounce Purple Hat or Mr. Mxyzptlk. Mr. Mxyzptlk has gone quite insane, no longer is he the annoying but funny pest that would occasionally visit Superman and Lois Lane. Upon his arrival to this world he was impnapped and imprisoned. He was positive Superman would come rescue him but he never did. Mxyz managed to escape but in order to hide himself from his jailor he cast a spell to turn him into Clark Kent and everything was good until Lois stopped playing, now he has Jon. Superman and Lois are losing their memories of Jon unless they can get him back from Mxyz. Too bad Mxyz stopped playing fair.
Art: The art was good it wasn’t consistent at parts with the artist change but other than that they all did a fantastic job.
Review: I enjoyed it. I prefer Superman and Lois Lane together so much more than Superman and Wonder Woman, to me it’s always been about Lois and Clark. This is basically the story arc that explains Rebirth. When Mxyzptlk did what he did and Jon does what he does it merges two of the time lines into one. I liked some of the little details they put in like Mxyz knowing about the other realities; Lego universe, The Animated series, the toys ect. that was a nice touch. When he explains what happened you want to feel sorry for him but at the same time he's being a worse villain than he ever was before. I don't know much about Jon, I haven't read much with him in it but so far I like him. I am excited to see where this path is leading the Kents and this new Rebirth timeline.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Today we are celebrating the release of
RIGHT GIRL, WRONG ALPHA
by DJ Bryce.
Right Girl, Wrong Alpha is the second book in the new paranormal series, Brothers of the Heart.
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Right Girl, Wrong Alpha (Brothers of the Heart, #2) by DJ Bryce
A Paranormal Romance
As Chief of his Clan, Logan is surrounded by friends and family, the only thing missing is his mate. Natasha has always known that she was raised to be the mate of an Alpha, but being in her sister’s shadow has enabled her not to worry about it too much.
When Logan comes down to help the pack, he knows instantly that Natasha is the one for him. When she is put in harms way, he will stop at nothing to save her. Natasha never imagined that her mate would be anything other than a wolf, but although her feelings for Logan take her off guard, she can do nothing but succumb to them.
Right Girl, Wrong Alpha is the second in an all new series about men who may not be brothers by blood, but are brothers of the heart. And the realization that, regardless of how the Matthews siblings have been raised, sometimes you have to follow your heart, even if it's leading you down the hardest path.
Quick and easy romance, that ended waaaaaayyyyy too soon. Seriously at the end I forlornly said to myself, "Ohhh, it's over? Already?"
It is a really good story though. I wish I read the first one (I will now) and I will definitely read the next one. It was foretold that Natasha and her sister will grow up and marry Alphas, so their parents trained/raised her and her sister to be pack leaders. But it's not going according to what they envisioned.
Logan is Chief of his clan of bear shifters, he initially goes to visit and help out a friend of his, the Alpha of the neighboring wolf pack, but the moment he sees Natasha he knows she's his mate. Natasha is scared at first everything she thought about finding mates is so much stranger than she anticipated. Finding Logan was exhilarating and comforting yet scary at the same time. Logan is willing to give her space at first but when he feels that she is threatened by a new pack in the area nothing will stop him from protecting his mate.
Overall, aside from this being to damn short, it was really good. I love the characters and it was such an easy romance, I almost wish there was more conflict in the story. I can't wait for the next one.
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Author DJ Bryce loves her men tall, dark, and Alpha. She can often be found relaxing with a cup of coffee, a handful of RedVines, and a dirty book, with her three dogs snoozing happily at her feet. She's a lover of The Walking Dead, Romantic Comedies, and writing sexy shifters. For information on her new releases, promotions, and her favorite PNR reads, sign up for her newsletter: http://eepurl.com/clmyu5